In order to do any work in Anubis, a user must have an account.

Open calls are public, and can be viewed by anyone, including persons who do not have an account.

A user can register an account. Depending on the site policy, the account will be immediately enabled, or an administrator will have to enable the account after inspection. An email will be sent to the user once the account is enabled. It contains information on how to set the password.

User role

A user of the system must register an account, and each user must have a valid email account to which emails with instructions on how to set the password is sent.

Depending on the site configuration, user accounts may be automatically enabled, or require the explicit enabling by the administrator.

The administrator may register accounts, which do not have a valid email address. This can be used for pseudo-user accounts which may be useful in some scenarios.

The administrator may allow a user to create calls. A user who has created a call becomes the administrator of it, and can deal with nearly all aspects of it.

See Instructions for users.

Staff role

A staff user can read most data in the Anubis system, but can edit only certain data.

Administrator role

An administrator is a user that has privileges to perform any action that is available in the web interface of the Anubis system.

See Instructions for administrators.


A reviewer is a user account who has been designated as a reviewer in a specific call by the administrator. A reviewer cannot have a proposal of her own in that call.

A user that is a reviewer in one call, is not automatically a reviewer in another call. This makes it possible for a user to be an ordinary submitter of a proposal in one call, while being a reviewer in another call.

See Instructions for reviewers.


A chair is a special kind of reviewer, who has the privilege to create and delete review instances within the call. The chair can also view the reviews of all reviewers in that call.

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